Stay Single.

Stay single until you find a relationship that makes you happy it didn’t work out with anyone else.

Someone you meet and you realize this is someone you need in your life.

When you can’t stand the thought of them being with anyone else that you have to do something about it, stay single.

Someone you can’t stop thinking of.

That person you go to bed thinking of every night. And when you wake up they are the one you want to talk to first.

Stay single until you find that relationship and person who doesn’t just meet you halfway, but gives when you can’t seem to.

Because relationships aren’t always 50/50. On your bad days, you might only be able to give 30% and it’s up to the other person to give 70% if they have to.

It’s a give and take.

Because you aren’t always going to be in your best form.

Sometimes you’ll be angry, frustrated, stressed, and tired. 

Sometimes you’ll take it out on the person you care most about. And they will have to forgive you for that.

Stay single until you find a relationship and someone who sees you at your worst and chooses to stay.

You aren’t always going to be as attractive as you were on your first date.

Most days you’ll wake up with bad breath and messy hair.

But there’s something about someone looking at you and saying you’re still the most attractive person they’ve ever seen.

Stay single until you find a relationship and person who never stops choosing you. 

Sometimes you’ll come home after a long day and just need arms to fall into and know it’s okay to do that.

Someone to be strong when you can’t be.

Stay single until they reciprocate all you have to give.

Someone who makes you realize how easy love really is.

Stay single until you find that relationship that makes you more happy than sad.

Because it’s unrealistic to expect the perfect relationship.

You’re bound to disagree and argue and have different opinions on things.

But what’s important is, finding the person who fights for the relationship.

Someone who doesn’t let you go to bed angry.

Someone who can’t stand the thought of hurting you.

Someone whose day gets ruined knowing you guys aren’t good right now.

Stay single until you find a relationship worth fighting for.

Stay single until you find that relationship that makes you happier than you ever thought you could be.

And everyone sees it.

Stay single until you find a relationship where the foundation is honesty and trust. When you tell them you saw your ex and there aren’t more questions about it because you are confident in each other.

Someone who is willing to show up when you need them there.

Because relationships aren’t just words, it’s about what you are willing to do for the person to show them you care.

Stay single until you find a relationship and someone who doesn’t want to take up all your time.

But someone who respects and admires the fact you have a life more than them.

Someone who wants to be a part of it.

Someone who takes the time to want to know your friends and family.

Because relationships aren’t just someone you are dating.

It’s about finding someone you can see building a future life with.

Someone you can hang out with on a Friday night and their company is better than any night out.

Stay single until you find a relationship that makes you not even care about the person hitting on you. Because you know you have the best person there is already.

Stay single until you find the relationship that teaches you that you don’t have to be whole for someone to love you. 

Everyone says you have to fix yourself and love yourself first. But I believe some people are meant to show us how to do these things.

Until then stay single until you find a relationship like this.

You Deserve…

You deserve someone treating you well all the time. 

You deserve someone texting you back immediately.

You deserve actual phone calls and someone just checking in to see how you are.

You deserve someone making plans for once.

Someone who is willing to treat you the way you treat everyone else.

You deserve someone who would drive four hours just to see you for one. 

You deserve someone who wants to meet everyone in your life.

Someone who cares about building the relationships with your friends.

You deserve someone with manners.

From opening your door.

To taking your jacket.

To pulling out your chair.

To paying for the bill.

You deserve someone who shows you chivalry isn’t outdated or old school.

But something they themselves are trying to make happen again.

Someone who knows to stand on the outside of the sidewalk.

It’s something so little but means so much.

You deserve someone who actually picks you up from a date and drives you home.

Someone who kisses you on the first date and leaves it at that.

Someone who texts you because they’ve had a great night and they want you to know.

You deserve someone who keeps their word.

Someone who shows up on time.

Someone who sends you flowers just because they want you to know they are thinking of you.

You deserve someone who cares.

Someone who never stops showing it.

You deserve someone who remembers the details you tell them.

Someone who really listens to you.

You deserve someone who works to build your trust knowing very well how important that is.

But in this generation, we expect less of people.

We blush over likes on Instagram and Facebook thinking that’s showing affection. 

We get excited when they text us back, even though it was a few hours.

We say things through paragraph texts and build relationships over a phone.

But when you see them IRL you don’t know what to say.

Or someone cancels.

We are a generation obsessed with connecting to one another but emotionally we are so disconnected.

Because maybe he’s talking to you, but he hasn’t deleted his dating app.

Maybe you hang out every weekend and spend the night, but he won’t call you his girlfriend. 

Maybe you know all about his friends, but they don’t know you.

Maybe he buys you a beer, but he won’t take you to dinner or on a real date.

It’s isn’t just about meeting somewhere late at night at someone’s convenience, it’s about taking time out of your day to spend with someone you aren’t afraid to admit you care about.

You deserve more than someone who plays games and leads you on. Because anyone who leaves you confused or is worrying about who says or does what next doesn’t like you enough.

Don’t settle for a relationship with someone who is afraid to even say that word.

Don’t continue falling for someone your friends already hate because of the way he treats you.

He should be treating you well all the time.

You deserve someone whose acts of kindness are genuine, and not a way to gain something else. 

Someone who treats you as well as they did trying to get you and that doesn’t change when they finally have you.

You don’t deserve someone whose word you can’t rely on.

Who says one thing and does another.

You deserve someone who is so happy to have someone like you, they can’t wait to introduce you to their friends and family.

You deserve someone who doesn’t fear the future, but wants you a part of theirs.

Don’t settle in love.

Don’t forget how you deserve to be treated.

And if anyone tells you your expectations are too high or unrealistic, don’t budge, because there is someone who will meet them.